Pipestone’s 33rd Annual Water Tower Festival will be held June 23-26 in Pipestone.
Activities scheduled for the festival are as follows:
•Thursday, June 23, is Kid’s Night. There will be a community burger feed from 5-7:30 p.m. in front of the Pipestone County Museum, Kiwanis will be selling sno-cones and popcorn from 5-8 p.m.; a free kid’s pedal pull at 6 p.m., the Pipestone Jr. Ambassador contest at 7:30 p.m., and the Calumet Players performance of the musical “Nunsense” at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center (PPAC) at 7:30 p.m.
•Friday, June 24, there will be a community dinner from 5-8 p.m. with music by singer and keyboardist, Elisabeth Hunstad from 5-8:30 p.m., the Calumet Players performance of the musical “Nunsense,” at 7:30 p.m. and a free street dance with the band Undercover featuring Pipestone graduate, Bob Wagner on drums from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will also be an outdoor beer garden from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
•Saturday, June 25 there will be an arts, crafts, and vendor fair and food vendors on the courthouse lawn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parade will be held at 10 a.m. starting on the 500 block of West Main Street to Hiawatha Ave. and ending at Hiawatha Avenue and Fifth Street SE/SW. This year’s festival theme is “Hometown Heroes.” Returning to the parade this year are the El Riad Shriners with their mini sprint cars, the rickshaws, the motor corps (motorcycles) and the Shriner clowns. Also making an appearance in the parade and at the courthouse lawn at 11:30 a.m. is Groove, Inc. Drumline. The American Legion will be holding a burger feed fundraiser at the Legion beginning at 11 a.m. until gone. The Pipestone Cruizers will be having a car show on the west side of the courthouse. There will be a tour of the Ferris Grand Block, home of the former Masonic Lodge at 2:30 p.m. at 106 East Main Street. There will also be a petting zoo, inflatables, kids’ games from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and music by Pipestone’s Holly VandenBerg on the courthouse lawn from noon to 3 p.m.; and another performance of the musical “Nunsense,” at PPAC at 7:30 p.m.
•Sunday, June 26 the festival will conclude with pollination celebration activities at the Pipestone National Monument from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a 10:30 a.m. church service on the Courthouse lawn under the big tent and a 2 p.m. performance of the musical “Nunsense” at the PPAC.